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Mastering Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Programming by Mat Fergusson, Simon Buxton

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Appendix A. Efficient Design and Development with Microsoft Dynamics AX

In this appendix, we will cover the following topics:

  • The technical overview of Dynamics AX
  • Layers and models
  • The MorphX IDE
  • Source control – the options
  • Patterns and frameworks

The technical overview of Dynamics AX

At the simplest level, Dynamics AX is designed as a three-tier architecture and requires three main components to function: a database server, an application server, and a client.

The database server performs two roles; it hosts both the business database and the model store database. The database server must be a supported edition of Microsoft SQL Server.

The application server is referred to as the Application Object Server (AOS) or AX Server. This provides many services, ...

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